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Biodiversity is short for "biological diversity", the variety of life on earth. It includes all living organisms and the ecosystems in which they occur. Our Environmental Sustainability Policy includes our commitment to support biodiversity.

In our City Centre Campus we have Ellison Garden – a beautiful space in which staff and students can relax, and home to our University allotment. Our allotment is maintained by our Student Allotment Project. To get involved in this project, please contact the Sustainability Adviser.

Eco Allotment

We audit the biodiversity on our estate every two years, with many additional student projects monitoring performance and identifying scope for further improvement.  Our most recent audit was in summer 2018 - read the latest Biodiversity Action Plan.

We are mapping the trees we have on our campuses, putting plans in place to not only maintain our trees, but to help them thrive. This year we are planting 12 new English Oak and Field Maple trees on the City Centre and Coach Lane campuses.

Visit the Sustainable Campus Map for more information on biodiversity on campus.


Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

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Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.


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